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Michael Bennet

Building A 21st Century Teaching Force

Sen. Michael Bennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Sen. Michael Bennet

The reality is our approach to hiring and retaining people to teach in America's classrooms is fundamentally ill-equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century.

Colorado Senator To Obama: We Need Mobile Army Of 100,000 New Teachers

Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Michael Bennet wrote in a letter to President Obama today that he will propose the "Presidential Teachers Corps" to craft an army o...

Grassroots vs. Arne Duncan on School Reform, Big Development in Denver

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

If Easley is recalled, the board's minority will become the majority, and investigations that have been blocked for years will begin, setting off a chain of events.

Wadhams: I Wish Buck Had Taken A Few Minutes Before Deciding To Support 'Personhood'

Colorado Statesman | Judy Hope Strogoff and Ernest Luning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Republican Party Chairman Dick Wadhams reflects on the roller-coaster election season just finished in a wide-ranging interview with The Co...

Man Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Michael Bennet

AP | P. SOLOMON BANDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A Colorado man is accused of threatening to set fire around Sen. Michael Bennet's office and shoot members of his staff, prompting auth...

Michael Bennet Says He'll Support One-Year Extension Of Bush Tax Cuts

The Coloradoan | Robert Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Sen. Michael Bennet will support a short-term extension of the Bush tax cuts when Congress returns for its lame-duck session next week, but he said th...

Dick Wadhams: Michael Bennet Won Because Of Negative Campaigning

The Denver Post | Lynn Bartels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GOP state chairman Dick Wadhams today dismissed the theory that Democrats had a great get-out-the-vote operation, and that's why Michael Bennet won th...

Colorado Senate Race Attracted $3.6 Million From Outside Groups In One Day

POLITICO | JONATHAN ALLEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Outside groups spent $3.6 million to influence the Colorado Senate race -- and that was just last Tuesday alone. The flash of Colorado cash was par...

Michael Bennet, Ken Buck Tied In 9News/SurveyUSA Survey USA Poll

9News | Jeffrey Wolf and Adam Schrager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - Colorado's candidates for U.S. Senate are tied in a new 9NEWS/Denver Post poll with just over a week to go until the votes are counted on Ele...

Colorado Early Voting Shows Promising Signs For Democrats

The Atlantic | Marc Ambinder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Oct 21 2010, 4:12 PM ET 4 Democrats are happy with early vote totals in general, but the news appears grim in Colorado, where Republicans have reque...

Don't Give Up on DREAM Act

Sen. Michael Bennet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Michael Bennet

On Saturday the Senate took a long awaited vote on the DREAM Act, a narrowly-focused bill that is good for our education system, military and taxpayers. Despite a majority of support in the Senate, the bill was blocked by a filibuster.

Ken Buck Says He Won't Compromise If Elected To Senate

The Washington Post | Dan Balz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - Ken Buck has a message for President Obama and the leadership of his own party: no compromises if he gets to Washington. Obama and some Re...

John Hickenlooper Unenthusiastically Supports Obama Tax Cut Compromise

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Governor-elect John Hickenlooper has come out in favor of the tax compromise struck between the White House and Congressional Republicans, al...

Pat Waak: I Was Stunned At How The Colorado GOP Deconstructed

The Colorado Statesman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

At several points in the interview, Waak takes issue with statements made by her Republican counterpart, state GOP Chairman Dick Wadhams, in his own i...

Bennet-Buck Race Seen As Referendum On Obama Policies On Environment, Public Land

The New York Times | SCOTT STREATER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Tea party politics has caught fire in Colorado, where Sen. Michael Bennet (D), the Democratic successor to former senator and now-Interior Secretary K...

Republican Allies Make Colorado A Top Target

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Watching an "Oprah" show about holiday craft tips? The commercial break includes a piece starring a sickly man in a hospital bed with d...

Ken Buck Speaking Less In Public Since Wrapping Up GOP Nomination

The Denver Post | Allison Sherry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Of the many differences between the primary election and the general election in the U.S. Senate race, one stands out as perhaps the most stark: GOP h...

Ken Buck Trips Up Over Abortion Measure

AP | KRISTEN WYATT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — A conservative Republican trying to unseat a rookie Democratic senator in Colorado is scrambling to explain his position on abortion in...

Amanda Terkel

DREAM Act Closer To Becoming A Reality | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Ryan Grim contributed to this report. WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced on Tuesday that he is moving on a major pie...

C-SPAN Microphone Catches Bennet Lamenting Lame Duck Session; 'It's All Rigged'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Senator Michael Bennet was caught by a C-SPAN microphone on Tuesday lamenting what he referred to as a "rigged" lame duck Senate process. ...

Management Experience Is Paramount

Eli Broad | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Eli Broad

As New Yorkers consider whether Cathie Black is qualified to run the New York City Department of Education, it is worth looking at why leaders without education backgrounds have succeeded in the past.

Buck-Bennet Senate Race Has Been Second Largest Target For Outside Money

The Denver Post | Curtis Hubbard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Outside groups have spent more in Colorado's U.S. Senate race than in all but one contest nationwide, according to an analysis of independent expendit...

The Single Most Important Thing

Colin St. John | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Colin St. John

It took decades to get a health care bill through the Senate and just because the provisions haven't come to fruition, yet, shortsightedness and fear should not trump constructive progress.

All-In For The DREAM Act

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

By passing the DREAM Act, we have an opportunity during this lame-duck session to make a down payment on the immigration reform voters want, our country deserves, and our leaders have promised.

Clean Energy Defeats Climate Denial in Colorado

Gene Karpinski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gene Karpinski

As I've said before, we lost many friends on Election Day -- friends who stood up to the Big Oil companies and championed clean energy policies. And w...